Manawatu / Whanganui
Lismore Forest (Whanganui)
Whanganui | Easy to quite tricky | 1 - 8 hours depending on route | View Lismore Forest map (GIF, 10 KB)
Lismore is a maze of gravel roads and 4WD tracks, as well as some tracks specially built for mountain biking. The best place to start is the Lismore Forest Picnic Area. From there, either go up the 4WD track or over the fence and up Mangaone Road, which is easier. There are lots of tracks going off the main routes that you can explore. Some of the downhills are a little tricky, so take care.